Andrei Pascu 

Andrei Pascu

Montréal
1000 Sherbrooke Street West
Suite 2700
Montréal, Québec H3A 3G4

t: 514.987.5011
e: andrei.pascu@mcmillan.ca

overview

Andrei Pascu is a partner of the Montreal litigation group. His main focus is finding practical solutions to his client’s disputes in the most cost-effective manner. He provides strategic advice to his clients and assists with the resolution of a wide variety of complex matters. Great communicator and negotiator, Andrei also knows to take a firm and strong approach to cases when required.

Andrei has broad experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. He has been involved in a number of large and complex arbitration proceedings involving a wide array of industries and pleaded before all levels of Quebec Courts.

He has been particularly active in product liability cases, commercial real estate disputes, expropriation processes and class actions.

Andrei is also a “standard bearer” for diversity and inclusion initiatives both within McMillan and in the community. Outside the firm, he is the Vice-president of G.R.I.S., a Montreal organization who meets more than 27,000 students a year, and combats bullying by changing the perception of LGBTQ+ realities in schools. 

Representative Matters

  • Counsel to a multinational company in the construction and energy savings industry in the context of several multimillion dollar arbitration proceeding  
  • Currently acting in proceedings between building owners, contractors, distributors and manufacturers in a multimillion dollar litigation regarding twelve different multi-residential projects
  • Counsel to medical devices manufacturers in the context of tender processes with Quebec government authorities
  • Manages a portfolio of small to medium size claims for a large automotive manufacturer
  • Manages all Quebec cases for a large manufacturer of plumbing products  
  • Counsel for a Canadian mining company in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a South American government arising from a mineral exploration project
  • Counsel to a multinational mining company in ICC arbitration seated in Paris involving a joint venture in a West African state
  • Counsel to IATA in connection with ICC arbitration proceedings involving African travel agents, seated in Paris
  • Acted in the context of the restructuring proceedings of an international airline company

Presentations

Disguised expropriation issues in an era of large infrastructure projects
Panel : Develop strategic partnerships to improve creativity and innovation in your organisation
Hot Topics: A Comparative take on the Federal, Ontario and Quebec Regimes
Personal Insolvency Panel at the 10th Annual Pan-Canadian Insolvency and Restructuring Law Conference of the Canadian Bar Association
Key business agreements, The clauses found in the "General" section of an agreement are more important than you think!
Le Consentement des personnes inaptes à la recherche : La situation américaine et le Code Civil du Québec
Le consentement des personnes âgées à la recherche : la situation canadienne et le Code Civil du Québec

Publications

Your Business Information Continues to be Protected in Quebec - A Recent Judgment of the Quebec Superior Court
Guide to Tracing Assets Around the World 2018
The Supreme Court of Canada Confirmed Today the Paramountcy of the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act over License Denial Regimes
Quebec Arbitration Rules are finally talking business – New powers to issues Interim Measures to Arbitrators
The doctrine of international litispendence and forum non conveniens : Quebec courts do not easily decline jurisdiction
Clarifying COMI: Locating a Debtor's Centre of Main Interests
It's all about prejudice: Preference Recoveries and their beneficiaries
Quelques colles, casse-têtes et curiosités
Le consentement aux dons d'organes au Québec : Les choix du législateur québécois

News

McMillan's Andrei Pascu and Susan Dhillon are recipients of the firm's inaugural Inclusion and Diversity Award
Montreal Young Bar: Andrei Pascu named Lawyer of the Year for Pro bono community outreach

Education

  • Université de Montréal, LLB - 2009

Year Of Call

  • Called to the Quebec bar - 2010

Practices

litigation
arbitration
product liability
class actions
construction litigation
commercial real estate
dispute resolution
franchising and distribution disputes
leasing
mediation

Industries

automotive manufacturers and distributors
commercial real estate
construction
dealerships
franchising and distribution
suppliers
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Teaching Engagements

  • Judge at the 2012 White & Case Canadian National Division Qualifying Tournament of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
  • Lecturer at Université Canadienne d'Abidjan (Ivory Coast); Éthique, Politique et Droit, MBA 2010
  • Lecturer at Université Canadienne d'Abidjan (Ivory Coast); Introduction à l'étude du droit, Baccalauréat 2010
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Andrei Pascu is a partner of the Montreal litigation group. His main focus is finding practical solutions to his client’s disputes in the most cost-effective manner. He provides strategic advice to his clients and assists with the resolution of a wide variety of complex matters. Great communicator and negotiator, Andrei also knows to take a firm and strong approach to cases when required.

Andrei has broad experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. He has been involved in a number of large and complex arbitration proceedings involving a wide array of industries and pleaded before all levels of Quebec Courts.

He has been particularly active in product liability cases, commercial real estate disputes, expropriation processes and class actions.

Andrei is also a “standard bearer” for diversity and inclusion initiatives both within McMillan and in the community. Outside the firm, he is the Vice-president of G.R.I.S., a Montreal organization who meets more than 27,000 students a year, and combats bullying by changing the perception of LGBTQ+ realities in schools. 

  • Counsel to a multinational company in the construction and energy savings industry in the context of several multimillion dollar arbitration proceeding  
  • Currently acting in proceedings between building owners, contractors, distributors and manufacturers in a multimillion dollar litigation regarding twelve different multi-residential projects
  • Counsel to medical devices manufacturers in the context of tender processes with Quebec government authorities
  • Manages a portfolio of small to medium size claims for a large automotive manufacturer
  • Manages all Quebec cases for a large manufacturer of plumbing products  
  • Counsel for a Canadian mining company in an UNCITRAL arbitration against a South American government arising from a mineral exploration project
  • Counsel to a multinational mining company in ICC arbitration seated in Paris involving a joint venture in a West African state
  • Counsel to IATA in connection with ICC arbitration proceedings involving African travel agents, seated in Paris
  • Acted in the context of the restructuring proceedings of an international airline company
May 2018
Guide to Tracing Assets Around the World 2018

TerraLex

November 2014
Quebec Arbitration Rules are finally talking business – New powers to issues Interim Measures to Arbitrators
Arbitration Watch
Éric Vallières and Andrei Pascu
September 2012
It's all about prejudice: Preference Recoveries and their beneficiaries
Journal of the Insolvency Institute of Canada, vol. 1, 2012
Max Mendelsohn and Andrei Pascu
May 2011
Quelques colles, casse-têtes et curiosités

Le droit bancaire en 2011, nouveautés et tendances, Les Éditions Thémis, 2011, pp. 149-171, Max Mendelsohn, Marc-André Morin, Rachel April Giguère and Andrei Pascu

2009
Le consentement aux dons d'organes au Québec : Les choix du législateur québécois

Université Européenne d'été de Droit de la Santé et Éthique Biomédicale
Les Études Hospitalières Éditions 2009. pp129-137 LAUDY Danielle, PASCU Andrei, COCHE Aline. (2009).

March 2019
Disguised expropriation issues in an era of large infrastructure projects
Seminar, Montréal, Québec
September 2016
Panel : Develop strategic partnerships to improve creativity and innovation in your organisation
Journal Les Affaires Conference, Montreal, Quebec
Beatrice Couture, Andrei Pascu, Richard Chénier and Damien Silès
March 2016
Hot Topics: A Comparative take on the Federal, Ontario and Quebec Regimes
The Common Seminar on Mastering Public Procurement, Ottawa, Ontario
Andrei Pascu and Timothy Cullen
September 2015
Alternative modes of dispute resolution Panel at the Campus Quebec organized by the Quebec, Montreal and Paris Bar Associations
Campus Québec, François Rolland, Elizabeth Greene, Greg Moore, Laurence Boyer, Hirbod Dehghani-Azar and Andrei Pascu
October 2014
Personal Insolvency Panel at the 10th Annual Pan-Canadian Insolvency and Restructuring Law Conference of the Canadian Bar Association
Chantal Gingras, Ian Penney, Sidney Elbaz and Andrei Pascu
November 2010
Key business agreements, The clauses found in the "General" section of an agreement are more important than you think!
Canadian Institute Presentation, Key Business Agreements, Julie Normand et Andrei Pascu
June 28, 2009
Le Consentement des personnes inaptes à la recherche : La situation américaine et le Code Civil du Québec
Conférence au XXXIst International Congress on Law and Mental Health, New York University Law School
May 4, 2007
Le consentement des personnes âgées à la recherche : la situation canadienne et le Code Civil du Québec
Videoconference between Université de Montréal, Université Paul Sabatier de Toulouse and the Centre Médical des mots de Flandres affilié au CHRU de Lille, Elisa Clavier, Aline Coche and Andrei Pascu